Contributes to Heritage Program of the Presidio Trust which reveals and elevates the Presidio, encouraging connection with our shared heritage by involving people in the unfolding story of the Presidio, connecting the Presidio to the larger American experience, sharing knowledge of this national historic landmark, and building relationships with new and diverse communities; supports archival, field, laboratory, collections and exhibition based initiatives. Significant archaeological areas and collections managed by the Presidio Trust include those from the Spanish Colonial period, such as El Presidio, the Mexican period El Polín settlement, the American Civil War Period Funston Officers’ Quarters, and the prehistoric shellmound SFr-6. Of these, El Presidio is of international significance and the focus of many program initiatives. Exhibitions at the Officers’ Club and other sites throughout the park welcome the public and interpret the Presidio’s heritage; activities of the Heritage Program take place in the public sphere; incumbent interacts with visitors; with guidance and review from Archaeologist, Curator, and Historian, contributes to: archaeological field investigations and laboratory analysis of recovered scientific data; archival and collections based research; established collection management, data entry, conservation; exhibition development; and professional report writing; performs archaeological field investigations, including monitoring, with guidance and review from the staff Archaeologist; documents field work through written and visual accounts; conducts post-field processing of artifacts and samples recovered in the field, including flotation, laboratory cataloging and analysis; contributes to preparation of archaeological reports and performs background research; assembles routine bibliographies and acquaints staff and public with ongoing archaeological and historical scholarship pertinent to the park’s cultural resources and interpretive themes; collaborates with volunteers and interns in stewarding the Presidio’s resources and disseminating technical information in digestible format; performs archival or collections based research in support of archaeological, historical or exhibition initiatives; supports curatorial team in developing exhibitions and assists with operation and maintenance of permanent exhibitions; inputs data into digital form and uses computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation. Term appointment, not to exceed two years.
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in anthropology, history or related field, with training in field, laboratory, or archival research methods; knowledge of the professional practice of archaeology or history acquired through education or experience; ability to apply that knowledge to a program that involves a range of duties associated with the Trust's ongoing Heritage Program activities; skill in oral and written communication in order to insure that documentation is well written, easily understood, and pertinent information is shared effectively, and that oral presentations to the public are informative, clear, and convey the intended message; familiarity with and ability to use various types of cross-platform digital media and database software currently being used within the profession for archaeological site recordation and/or collections management; competency with Microsoft Office applications is required; current, valid California driver’s license is required.